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John M. Adams

John M. Adams, American library director. Recipient Frontier award American Library Association Magazine, 1981; named Outstanding Young Man, Moline Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1983.

Background

  • Adams, John M. was born on June 10, 1950 in Chicago.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, University Illinois, 1972; Master of Library Science, University Illinois, 1973.

    Career

    • Graduate assistant University Illinois Library., Urbana, 1972-1973. Library reference Sherman Oaks Library.

      , Los Angeles, 1973-1975. Library philosophy department Los Angeles Public Library., 1975-1977, head general reading service, 1977-1978.

      Director Moline Public Library., Illinois, 1978-1983, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library. Systems, Florida, 1983-1991.

      Director, county library Orange County Public Library., California, 1991—2007, director emeritus, since 2007. Director Tampa Bay Library.

      Consortium, Florida, 1983-1991, Santiago Library. Systems, 1991—2007, chairman, 1999. Member advisory committee on public libraries Online Computer Library.

      Center, 1992-1995. Board governors American Research Center in Egypt, 2003-2006.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    President Orange County chapter American Research Center in Egypt, 2002—2007, board directors Planned Parenthood Tampa, 1984, Member American Library Association (J.C. Dana award 1982, 93, 2004), California Library. Association (named Literacy Library of the Year 2006), California County Libraries Association, Orange County Chamber of Commerce.

    Personality

    Interests

    Music, tennis.

    Connections

    • Son of Merlin J. and Esther (Bohn) A. Married Nancy Ileen Coultas, June 12, 1970. 1 child, Arwen Lee.
    • father: Merlin J.
    • mother: Esther (Bohn) A.
    • spouse: Nancy Ileen Coultas
    • child: Arwen Lee
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    Born June 10, 1950
    (age 66)
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    • 1972
      University Illinois
    • 1973
      University Illinois
    • 1972 - 1973
      Graduate assistant, University Illinois Library
      Urbana, Illinois, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      library reference Sherman Oaks Library
    • 1978 - 1983
      director, Moline Public Library
      Illinois, United States
    • 1983 - 1991
      director, Moline Public Library
      Florida, United States
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